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The Resource Chernobyl : history of a tragedy

Chernobyl : history of a tragedy

Label
Chernobyl : history of a tragedy
Title
Chernobyl
Title remainder
history of a tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On 26 April 1986 at 1.23 am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, those living in the area were abandoned to their fate. The blast put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, contaminating over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate these events in all their drama, telling the stories of the scientists, workers, firefighters, policemen and politicians who found themselves caught in a nuclear nightmare. While the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing them back to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime's control of scientific information and its emphasis on economic development over ecological and humanitarian concerns."--Inside front dust jacket
Summary
Describes the dramatic stories of the responders—including firefighters, scientists and soldiers—who worked to extinguish the nuclear inferno caused by a reactor explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine, in April 1986
Writing style
Award
Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, 2018.
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10662230
Cataloging source
YDX
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1957-
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Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
363.1799
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear energy
  • Radioactive pollution
Target audience
adult
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the history of a nuclear catastrophe
Label
Chernobyl : history of a tragedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1042351795
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780141988351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1042351795
Label
Chernobyl : history of a tragedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1042351795
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780141988351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1042351795

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